It’s no secret, that as we age us males are in continual decline with our Testosterone (T) levels. By age 50, we can have 15-220 % lower T levels than we did at age 30. This is why we see the emergence of prescription medications that address low T. Continue reading “The Low Testosterone Problem”
Patients with Type 2 diabetes who have poor blood-sugar control were found to have a 50% higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia
STOCKHOLM—Controlling blood-sugar levels may help prevent dementia, a study released on Tuesday showed, offering hope to patients with diabetes that keeping glucose levels in check might reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of cognitive impairments. Continue reading “Controlling Blood Sugar May Prevent Dementia”
Anecdotal evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids can improve skin health and reduce acne, and a recent Korean study provides evidence to back up these claims.
While research shows that the DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fatty acid is good for the brain, little has been understood about how it is absorbed.
According to a 2012 NY Times article by Buettner, the “traditional folk” of Ikaria live relaxing yet active lives. They wake naturally, spend time working in their gardens, eat late lunches followed by naps and after sunset, spend quality time socializing with their neighbors. Traditional exercise (think running, cycling, CrossFit) isn’t a large part of the Ikarian lifestyle. Bunter said it “played a small role at best.” Instead, he suspects it’s a combination of their healthful diet and daily socializing that contributes most to their unprecedented longevity.
May 13, 2014 American Heart Association
Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to new research.
Researchers found that stroke risk decreased by 32 percent with every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed daily. Continue reading “More Fruits, Veggies May Cut Stroke Risk Worldwide”
A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study. Continue reading “Omega-3 Based Nutraceutical Blend May Ease Dry Eye Symptoms”
Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK found that, while the DHA supplements did not statistically reduce body weight, compared to the control group receiving oleic acid-rich oil, the loss of body weight did “approach statistical significance.” Continue reading “DHA May Reduce Appetite and Help Support Weight Loss”
Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell cycle progression score, a measure used to predict cancer recurrence, than men who ate a typical Western diet, UCLA researchers found. Continue reading “Omega-3 May Improve Prostate Cancer Prognosis”
Did you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1? It’s true, and most of them reside in your gut.
But there really is no need to panic, most bacteria are quite harmless. Having the right bacteria in there has even been linked to numerous health benefits. These include weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, better skin and a reduced risk of many diseases. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics”
Data from more than 180 research papers suggests fish oils could minimize the effects that junk food can have on the brain, a review by researchers at the University of Liverpool has shown. The team at the University’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease reviewed research from around the world to see whether there was sufficient data available to suggest that omega-3s had a role to play in aiding weight loss. Continue reading “Fish oil May Slow Junk Food’s Effect on the Brain”
Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in oily fish such as salmon and trout, selectively inhibit growth and induce cell death in early and late-stage oral and skin cancers, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. Continue reading “Omega-3s May Help in Cancer Prevention and Treatment”
People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA may also have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, according to new research. Continue reading “Omega-3 May Help Maintain Brain Volume During Aging”
Loyola study found that in rats exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against brain cell inflammation and cell death. Continue reading “Omega-3 Oil May Protect Alcohol Abusers from Dementia”
New Study Indicates Higher Omega-3 Levels May Reduce Bullying Behavior
American women with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have a 49% reduction in risk of elevated depressive symptoms, according to a new study to be published in the Journal of Nutrition. Continue reading “Omega-3 Reduces Depression Risk by up to 49%”